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ZOTAC NITRO - Graphics Card Overclocking Made Easy

By: Shawn Baker | Utilities in Software | Posted: Nov 30, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 86%Manufacturer: ZOTAC

Test System Setup


Processor(s): Intel i7 920 @ 3.8GHz (190MHz x 20)


Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P (Supplied by Noctua)


Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE EX58-UD5 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Memory: 3 X 2GB OCZ Technology PC-12800 DDR-3 8-8-8-24 (OCZ3G1600LV6GK)


Hard Disk(s): Western Digital 300GB Velicorapter (Supplied by Western Digital)


Operating System: Windows Vista SP1 64-Bit


Drivers: Catalyst 8.11


With a GTX 280 in hand, it was time to see what exactly we could do with the NITRO. After mucking around with the device and trying to find the right clocks, we come to the point where we settled at a core of 647MHz, up from 602MHz, a shader clock of 2350MHz, up from 2214MHz and a memory clock of 1401MHz, up from 1296MHz.


3DMark Vantage


Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.1


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3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performance benchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware.


3DMark Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.


ZOTAC NITRO - Graphics Card Overclocking Made Easy


Under Vantage, our first test shows that the increase in clocks give us a boost in both the Performance and Extreme benchmarks.


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